First Public Display of $40 Million “Ship of Gold” Treasures and $15 Million Historic English Coin Collection at Long Beach Expo
January 30, 2018

Leading collectibles show debuts remarkable, never-before-seen collections from the SS Central America Ship of Gold, The Tyrant Collection, United States Mint and more at February 22-24, 2018 expo

Long Beach, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2018 – Expos Unlimited, a division of Collectors Universe, sister company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), and host of the Long Beach Expo, the leading coin, currency, stamp and sport collectibles show, today announced its upcoming February 22-24, 2018 expo and show highlights including the first public debut of the $40 million SS Central America Ship of Gold treasures, the $15 million historic English coins from The Tyrant Collection, and the new 2018 coin releases from the United States Mint.

For free admission to the February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Expo, visit: www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/registration, and use the promo code "LBEPR".

The February 2018 show will feature the first public exhibit of the $40 million Ship of Gold "new cargo" Gold Rush treasures from the SS Central America, acquired by The California Gold Marketing Group LLC.  These findings include historic gold and silver coins, gold ingots and unopened sacks of gold dust treasure recovered during the 2014 expedition to the Atlantic Ocean site where the Gold Rush-era cargo was lost at sea 161 years ago.

Additionally, an astounding $15 million collection of historic English coins labeled "The Tyrants of the Thames," will debut in February at the Long Beach Expo.  The inaugural exhibition in a planned multi-year series of displays from the collection, will showcase more than 500 superbly preserved examples of portrait coins minted in the Thames Valley over the last 1,400 years, including a complete King Edward VIII pattern proof set produced in 1937 by the Royal Mint — the only known set in private hands.

"Expo visitors will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see extraordinary collectible items publicly debuting during the February expo," said Cassi East, President of Long Beach Expo.  "From coin collectors to historians, music lovers and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and see for the very first time."

February 2018 Show Highlights:

  • $40 Million "Ship of Gold" New Treasures Debut (Booth 913)
    The first public display of never-before-seen Gold Rush treasures from the fabled SS Central America including historic gold and silver coins, gold ingots and unopened sacks of gold dust treasure recovered during the 2014 expedition to the Atlantic Ocean site where the Gold Rush-era cargo was lost at sea 161 years ago.

  • $15 Million "Tyrant of the Thames" Inaugural Exhibit (Booth 1540)
    The first public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection will be at the expo and will feature a $15 million exhibit of historic English coins including the complete King Edward VIII pattern proof set produced in 1937 by the Royal Mint.

  • Memory Lane Inc.'s Beatles Collection (Booth 1130)
    Take a stroll down Memory Lane with one of the most beloved and influential music acts of all time — the Beatles!  This unique collection features the rarest pieces in the highest grade, including an ultra rare, original Abbey Road album cover Type 1 photo, a pristine Beatles record player, the “holy grail” of all concert tickets: an original Beatles ticket stub from The Ed Sullivan Show, and more!

  • The United States Mint New Release (Booth 1535)
    Debuting the limited 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set at the show, the U.S. Mint will be back in town stocked full of modern coins and medals available for sale to all of our show goers, including the highly-demanded 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin and the 2018 American Liberty One-Tenth Ounce Gold Proof Coin.

  • Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set (Booth 404)
    A universally-lauded Morgan Dollar Set boasting an incredible 99.7% completion rate, currently ranks top in the PCGS Set Registry, along with numerous Morgan Dollars that are the finest of their variety and six that are the single finest graded, will be on display in the PCGS Set Registry Area.

Additional show highlights include "Meet the Expert" Sessions with PCGS founder David Hall at the PCGS (Booth 401), PSA Show Grading Special (Booth 1334), Heritage Auctions’ “Signature Auctions,” free kids treasure hunt (Booth 1168), Memory Lane Inc.’s ”Meet the Expert" Sport Sessions (Booth 1130), and so much more on www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/attractions.

Dates & Availability

The Long Beach Expo February 2018 show opens Thursday, February 22 at 10 a.m. and closes Saturday, February 24 at 5 p.m.  Show hours below:

Thursday, February 22: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, February 23: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 24: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Long Beach Expo is held at the Long Beach Convention Center located at:
Long Beach Convention Center - Hall A
100 South Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

For free admission to the Long Beach Expo, visit: www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/registration, and use the promo code "LBEPR".

About Long Beach Expo
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo (LBE) has been the leading, international trade show in the coin, currency, stamp and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited.  Located in Long Beach, Calif., the Long Beach Expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its shows three times per year.  Expos Unlimited is a division of Collectors Universe and a sister company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), Collectors Corner and Coinflation.  To learn more about the Long Beach Expo, visit www.longbeachexpo.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.